A Story about how the library community is making a systemic change for people with special needs

The relationship of Espoo City library with other public services caught the attention of Ph.D. Candidate Anna Au at the Athens IFLA conference in 2019. This interest sparked an episode...

Interview with Matt Haig

In the Espoo City Library, we have (for many years now) had an group of librarians who love science fiction and fantasy. We call ourselves Espoon Fantasia and we have...

Two (2) important things found in Finnish libraries

In the beginning, I would like to ask one question “What is the value of libraries nowadays?” ICT and electronic devices have developed rapidly, and it enables us to access...

어느 한국인이 본 핀란드 도서관 – Finnish Library from the Eyes of a Korean

*IN ENGLISH BELOW   어느 한국인이 본 핀란드 도서관   - 한국, 독일, 핀란드 도서관을 비교해보면 -   Arim Lee in Iso Omena library   초등학교...

A Quick Leap Into Future Library

Luckily just before the coronavirus crisis, German business students Elisabeth von Babo and Johannes Baumann completed their Erasmus internship in Finland. The three-weeks work period all over Espoo City Library...

Customer Centered Mobile Library Services – New Angles

Bookmobiles have been driving the roads of Espoo since the early 60's. Almost as long books have been home-delivered to those unable to visit Espoo libraries, like the elderly and...

Joint custody and our library? Yes, we can help!

In Finland approximately 30,000 children annually experience the divorce of their parents. The separation can upset the child's sense of security. The best way to cope with the situation is...

Library Makerspace a.k.a Paja in Action

We call them Paja but Finns are clever with English language, so calling them a Makerspace is quite alright! The first one was put up in 2013 for Tapiola Library....

Espoo City Library is the best in the world 2019

Espoo city library is the best in the world  Espoo city library was chosen as the best library in the world at London Book Fair 2019. The Library of The Year 2019 award was presented...

Library material acquisitions in 2019

  Children and youth services have been a strategic focus area in our library for a long time. In library's new strategy literacy emphasis continues this focus. We have invested...